by John Grimaldi “The plain and simple fact is that illegal immigration is unlawful and those who enter the U.S. unlawfully must face consequences in a fair and just manner. In addition, our government has an obligation to prevent the crime in the first place,” says Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC].
“The issue of criminal migration must be dealt with one way or another. And, those who call on the Congress and the authorities to do otherwise are asking them to commit a grievous breach of their responsibilities that have a serious impact on our ability to control crime,” according to Weber.
He says Democrats in Congress who seek extreme immigration reform that aids the cause of illegal immigrants, good or bad, “need to turn down the volume. They are lawmakers first and Democrats second and they have a responsibility to the citizens they serve in their communities. As it stands, it seems they’d rather put the socalled rights of non-citizens ahead of the genuine rights of the American people who elected them. I’m all in favor of the kind of compassion offered by President Trump in his negotiations with his opponents on this subject. But, that kind of compassion begs compromise from the other side.”
Weber is an advocate of the border wall. And, while liberals and progressives may see it as unnecessary, the AMAC chief says that the porous nature of the barriers we have in place now along the Mexican border make it too easy for lawbreakers to get into the country.
“How many innocent people need to be killed before the left realizes that some of those crossing our borders illegally are not really all that eager to live the American Dream. The poem inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty says give us ‘the wretched refuse of your teeming shore.’ It’s an invitation to legally come into the country. It does not invite wretched foreign criminals to come ply their nefarious trade here.”
Dr. Ron Martinelli is a nationally renowned forensic criminologist and a Certified Medical Investigator. He recently wrote an opinion article in the Web-based newspaper, The Hill. In it, he noted, “the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Sentencing Commission reported that as of 2014, illegal immigrants were convicted and sentenced for over 13 percent of all crimes committed in the U.S.”
Martinelli also pointed out in his report that official government crime statistics show that illegal immigrants make up only 3.5% of the population. But, that they are convicted and sentenced for the crime of murder at a rate three times that of American citizens and legal immigrants.
President Trump had in his audience for his State of the Union address at the end of January, Elizabeth Alvarado and Robert Mickens. They are the parents of two teenage girls who were brutally murdered by members of the international MS13 crime gang. The FBI says it is one of the nation’s biggest criminal organization in the U.S. with some 6,000 members nationwide. And, too many of them are illegal immigrants. The two girls were among some 17 persons slain on Long Island by MS13 gangsters there in 2016 and 2017.
“Yet, liberals – especially some in the media – are quick to dismiss these facts as did MSNBC host Joy-Ann Reid in reporting on the president’s speech. She dismissively told her viewers that when Mr. Trump acknowledged the presence of the distraught parents during his speech, he made it sound like illegal immigrant criminals is ‘the biggest issue in the U.S.’ Well, Ms. Reid, I’ve got news for you it is indeed among the biggest issues that face our nation today,” says Weber.
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